Datapoint Seychelles Creole/Negation and tense, aspect, and mood marking

There seems to be a restriction in the use of the future particle a with negation: pa a. This particle combination does not seem to be ungrammatical (see Example 105), but it is very rare in texts. Speakers more often use pa pou as illustrated in Example 104.

Values

Same TAM marking in negated clauses

Example 56-103:
Mon pa ti vwar personn/naryen.
Mon
1sg
pa
neg
ti
pst
vwar
see
personn/naryen.
nobody/nothing
I did not see anybody/anything.
Example 56-104:
Ou pa pou trouv li ankor zanmen. I pou al dan en lot kan.
Ou pa pou trouv li ankor zanmen. I pou al dan en lot kan.
2sg neg fut see 3sg never 3pl fut go in a other aerie
You will never see them [in the same place]. They will go to another aerie.
French: Vous ne les reverrez jamais [au même endroit]. Ils iront dans une autre aire. (Bollée & Rosalie 1994: 195)

Source: Bollée & Rosalie 1994: 194

Example 56-105:
I pa a gannyen.
I
3sg
pa
neg
a
fut
gannyen.
get
He won't get (it).
Confidence:
Certain